Wall Maps of US States|
December 1, 2013 | Geology.com Store
Raven Maps are beautiful examples of shaded-relief wall maps that display the elevation of a state in vibrant colors. These large maps look great in a classroom, den or office. Use one to mark the locations of your work or company.
Roadside Geology Guides|
November 25, 2013 | Geology.com Store
Since 1972 the “Roadside Geology” series has provided introductory information on the geology of states and small regions of the United States.
The books provide a combination of maps, travel logs, photos and commentary for the geology that can be seen along highways or visited at parks and public viewing areas. They are popular with geologists, teachers, students and others who are interested in the Earth.
Partial Solar Eclipse Visible on Sunday Morning from the East Coast|
November 1, 2013 | NASA
“The final event of 2013 is the most interesting eclipse of the year. It is one of the rare hybrid or annular/total eclipses in which some sections of the path are annular while other parts are total. The duality comes about when the vertex of the Moon’s umbral shadow pierces Earth’s surface at some locations, but falls short of the planet along other sections of the path.” Quoted from the NASA website.
People as far west as Pittsburgh should be able to see the eclipse. Observing from the east coast.
EYE SAFETY during a solar eclipse.
Many Types of Sand|
September 10, 2013 | Geology.com
Most people are familiar with the tan or white silica sand that they see at the beach. However, sand is a much more diverse material as this photo gallery reveals.
Sinkhole Collapse Destroys Florida Resort Building|
August 13, 2013 | NBC News
A 40-foot-wide sinkhole collapsed under a three-story building at a resort near Disney World. The occupants were frightened out of the building shortly before the collapse.
Sinkhole Photos – Wow!|
July 30, 2013 | The Atlantic
This has to be the most impressive collection of sinkhole photos ever assembled.
New Roadside Geology of Georgia|
May 30, 2013 | Geology.com Store
Pamela Gore and William Witherspoon have recently published “Roadside Geology of Georgia“, a new guidebook in the Mountain Press Roadside Geology Series.
This is a field guidebook for the state of Georgia with road logs and maps that describe the physical and historical geology.
Record Python Captured in Florida|
May 30, 2013 | Local10.com
Burmese pythons have caused lots of problems in Florida. A guy recently jumped out of his car and grabbed an 18-foot-long snake from behind its head. He was lucky to have friends along.
Fee Mining Sites
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May 24, 2013 | RockTumbler.com
Lots of people enjoy going to fee mining sites where you can prospect inactive surface mines, mine tailings, soil, sediments or outcrops and keep any rocks, gems, minerals or fossils that you find. Examples include: Herkimer Diamond Mines where you can search for doubly-terminated quartz crystals, and Crater of Diamonds where you might be lucky enough to find a real diamond.
Crazy Ants Invade the USA
May 21, 2013 | The University of Texas at Austin
“Invasive “crazy ants” are displacing fire ants in areas across the southeastern United States. [...] It’s the latest in a history of ant invasions from the southern hemisphere and may prove to have dramatic effects on the ecosystem of the region.” Quoted from The University of Texas at Austin press release.
Giant Snails Invade Florida|
April 17, 2013 | NBC News
An invasive species, the giant African land snail is multiplying rapidly and causing problems for people who live in South Florida.
Red Tide Kills Nearly 200 Manatees|
March 13, 2013 | CNN
Nearly 200 manatees have been killed by a red tide off the coast of southwest Florida.
Florida Sinkhole Poster|
March 12, 2013 | Florida Geological Survey
The Florida Geological Survey has an informative poster titled “Florida’s Sinkholes”. It shows their geographic distribution, explains how they form, describes different sinkhole types, explains why they are a hazard and explains what to do if a sinkhole occurs near your home.
Homeowners Insurance and Sinkhole Damage|
March 8, 2013 | Geology.com
Did you know that most homeowners insurance policies do not cover damage from any type of subsidence? That includes collapse from sinkholes, oil production, ground water pumping and underground mining activity. Most insurance companies offering homeowners coverage exclude almost any type of geologic hazard from coverage – unless you make specific arrangements to acquire it yourself.
Home Over Florida Sinkhole Demolished|
March 3, 2013 | Today.com
Last week a sinkhole opened beneath a home in Florida while the occupants were sleeping. One man’s bed fell into the sink and the efforts of family and rescue workers were not successful in retrieving him. Now he is presumed dead and demolition equipment is there to remove the structure while the sinkhole continues to enlarge. Injuries from sinkholes are rare but this situation shows how suddenly they can occur.
What is Killing the Coral?|
February 15, 2013 | National Science Foundation
Elkhorn coral and 65 other species of reef-building corals were recently proposed for “endangered species” designation. Researchers are working to understand why these corals are disappearing from the Florida Keys and other locations.